Springtime along the Main

This is the month when you suddenly realise that spring has arrived.  Trees blossom, new leaves start to appear and you can see spring bulbs blooming around the place.  Cafes put their outdoor seating back out and gradually the city reawakens.  It may still be a bit cool, but the brighter days encourage you to venture out and experience what the city has to offer.  So, here’s what’s on in Frankfurt in March.

Luminale, 12-15 March

This is an art exhibition that is held every second year and usually coincides with the Light and Building Trade Show.  Lighting artists set up their works at various locations around the city.  Some of the installations are in buildings while others are out in the open.  You will have to wait until evening to see anything, though – the lights don’t get switched on until after dark.

For further details click here.

Easter Craft Market, 14-15 March

This Craft Market offers a fascinating range of beautiful hand-made wares, some of which have an Easter theme.  The crafts you can find here include blown glass (with the glass-blower on hand), greeting cards, hand-made bobbin lace, candles and wood-turning.  You can also buy edibles such as jams, pesto and chocolates.     

As the Market is held inside the Domanikaner Kloister, you are out of the weather.  One of the rooms becomes a cafe, so you can stop for a bite to eat and a coffee.

There is an admission fee of 2€ to the Market.  The money raised goes to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Hesse.

Summer Time, 29 March

March 29 marks the beginning of Summer Time this year.  At 2:00 a.m., clocks move forward one hour, meaning your weekend is slightly shorter than normal.  The plus side is that for the next seven months you have extra long evenings to use however you would like.

For an overview of all the major events in Frankfurt in the next year, click here.